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The Light Horse Memorial was erected in memory of those who served in World War One. The memorial is in the form of a life size stainless steel horse was erected with funding provided by the Anzac Centenary Grants program. The memorial will be dedicated on the 31st October 2015 on the anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba. 

The battle of Beersheba took place on 31 October 1917 as part of the wider British offensive collectively known as the third Battle of Gaza. The final phase of this all day battle was the famous mounted charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. Commencing at dusk, members of the brigade stormed through the Turkish defences and seized the strategic town of Beersheba. The capture of Beersheba enabled British Empire forces to break the Ottoman line near Gaza on 7 November and advance into Palestine.

Location

Address:The Esplanade , Cotton Tree Park , Cotton Tree , 4558
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.654401
Long: 153.094946
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st October, 2015
Source: DVA, MA
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